• "The kids feel it.

    They know that
    somebody cares."
  • "I plan on getting my

    business degree. I'm very committed to community."
  • "Life is never easy for anybody,

    but I open that door and I have a sense of home." It's where Dawn finds her community.

Our blog

The Winnipeg Promise will help more children get a higher education.

Poverty is a complex and critical issue in Winnipeg, and United Way works with many partners who share the belief that any and all steps we can take towards ending it are important. At the Cities Reducing Poverty: When Mayors Lead … Continue reading






Volunteering ‘the biggest joy’

April 10 to 16 is National Volunteer Week and we are sharing stories from just a few of the thousands of volunteers who work with United Way and our agency partners. Thank you to all volunteers, you grow love! A few years ago Puneet … Continue reading






Volunteer helps shed light on poverty

April 10 to 16 is National Volunteer Week and we are sharing stories from just a few of the thousands of volunteers who work with United Way and our agency partners. Thank you to all volunteers, you grow love! Ann Reichert retired last June … Continue reading






A chance to just be a teenager

Circle of Friends gives girls an opportunity to talk, bond. By Jessica Botelho-Urbanski for the Winnipeg Free Press.  Jordana Kilgour wheels into a conference room at St. James Collegiate and starts waving excitedly. The life of the party has arrived. … Continue reading






‘Essential to our well-being.’

Family Resource Centres give hope, purpose, and opportunity to families. A single mom can struggle to keep her family healthy. Signe Knutson has lived it, and is grateful for the compassion and help of a community family resource centre. “It … Continue reading






Reflecting on perception & race

‘Cultural Competency’ is part of United Way Learning Centre offerings, among many classes and courses designed to build knowledge and skills in Winnipeg’s nonprofit sector. The following personal take comes from a recent ‘Cultural Competency’ workshop participant. When we let … Continue reading